About the Lessons
I am a professional clothing and costume designer with my own clothing design studio that offers unique, handmade clothing and costume pieces with a historical feel. In my more than 30 years of experience I have developed a unique set of skills that I love to share with others. All classes are held at my Store and Studio located in the Gold Country Mall in historic downtown Auburn, California. Participants will leave with new skills and products that they have created themselves. Check the class list below for more detail. Come join us and get inspired!
Store and Studio Location
Gold Country Mall
884 Lincoln Way, Suite 24
Auburn, CA 95603
Private Sewing Lessons:
If you are interested in a private lesson, please contact me! I do 1:1 sewing lessons as well, and have a number of regular students. Bring your sewing machine, or use mine, and get individual instruction on reading a pattern, putting together a project, learning new sewing skills, or whatever you'd like to work on! You'll have my personal attention and use of all the supplies in my studio. My rate for private lessons is $40/hour. To book a private lesson, email me or call 530-382-0809.
Beginning Sewing: Machine Sewing Part 1
This class is designed to introduce beginners to the basics of machine sewing and serve as a refresher class for those who have not worked with a sewing machine in a while. We will make a pillow cover. You can bring your own sewing machine, if you have one, or use one provided at class. Space limited to 3 students.
Beginning Sewing: Machine Sewing Part 2
This class builds on techniques we learned in the Machine Sewing Part 1 class, focusing on basic dressmaking techniques. We will make a basic wrap skirt, materials list provided. You can bring your own sewing machine, if you have one, or use one provided at class. Space limited to 3 students
Beginning Sewing: Hand Sewing Part 1
In this class we will be focusing on basic, foundational hand sewing techniques that don’t require a sewing machine. We will use techniques we learn in class to make a glasses case. Space limited to 4 students.
Beginning Sewing: Hand Sewing Part 2
Hand sewing is the best way to mend and repair clothing. This class builds on techniques learned in the Hand Sewing Part 1 class, and focuses on clothing repair and alterations. We will build on techniques learned in the Part 1 class to make alterations to clothing pieces students bring to class. Space limited to 4 students.
Level: All Levels
A fun, creative activity for anyone interested in sewing, and socializing! Perfect for a girls’ night out or friends activity. Space limited to 3 students, plus instructor.
Open Sewing Skills Workshop
Level: All Levels
We will have regularly-scheduled sewing and design workshops in my boutique and shop in beautiful downtown Auburn, where people can work on projects overtime and get to know each other in a casual environment.
In this workshop we’ll make an unboned corset. I have patterns for a range of sizes - from 4 to 16. All supplies to make the corset (fabrics, thread, lining, lace, buttons, and embellishments) will be provided!